Roger Mooney covers the Tampa Bay Rays for The Tampa Tribune, TBO.com and News Channel 8. He has covered the Rays since their first season in 1998, including 11 years for the Bradenton Herald. Roger has also covered Florida, South Florida and Florida State football, the Bucs and the Lightning.
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Posted Apr 16, 2012 by Roger Mooney
Updated Apr 16, 2012 at 04:18 PM
Maddon holds the baseball used to get the final out in Monday’s 1-0 at Boston.
BOSTON Joe Maddon earned the 500th win as the Rays manager this afternoon when the Rays stopped a three-game losing streak with a 1-0 against the Red Sox.
“Listen, “I’ll just take the win,” Maddon said. “Hopefully they’ll be another 500 after that.”
Maddon earned his first win April 3, 2006, which was a 2-0 shutout at Baltimore.
Win No. 100 was a 5-2 win July 29, 2007 against the Red Sox.
Win No. 200 came Aug. 14, 2008 at Oakland, a 7-6 win.
Win No. 300 was another shutout, 4-0 against the Blue Jays on Sept. 19, 2009.
The big 400 was a 5-3 victory Sept. 24, 2010 against the Mariners.
Maddon joins Charlie Manual of the Phillies, Mike Scioscia of the Angels, Ron Gardenhire of the Twins and Jim Leyland of the Tigers as the only managers with at least 500 wins with their current club.
Maddon received the game ball from Rays clubhouse manager Chris Westmoreland after the game. Maddon said he might also keep the scorecard used in the dugout, which he did after win No. 1. That scorecard hangs in a frame in his office at the Trop.